Friday, February 28, 2014
feed store just opened up in our area, so the kids and I headed over to check it out and get our new babies. Owen whined all the way there about not wanting to leave the house and how much he hated chickens. Then, once we got there I literally couldn't keep him away from the chicks. They had several varieties, so we ended up with one or two of each. I like having a colorful flock. It makes it a lot easier to keep track of everyone if I can tell the chickens apart. Being true farm kids, the first question the kids asked was if these were for meat or eggs. Once I assured them the chicks were for egg making, they started naming them and calling dibs on their favorites.
The little darlings are in a brooder box in the house for now, then they'll move to our greenhouse (once Rod fixes the outlet in there for me) and eventually into the big coop.